I am very proud to announce that my book "Elgin Trench Watches of The Great War" is going to be available around year's end.
This has been a 4+ year project that has honestly been one of the great joys of my life.
I get to talk about watches, write about watches and work on watches all day long, I consider myself to be very fortunate in that respect, I absolutely love what I do for a living!
Very early on in my watch career the Elgin National Watch Company struck a cord with me.
But, very little solid information was out there when it came to their very early wrist watches.............the trench watches.
Being me, I simply had to know everything there was to know about Elgin Trench Watches!
Very long and detailed forum posts about Elgin Trench Watches that I wrote started to add up after awhile, and when you put that information together it started to look like a book.
So that's exactly what I did after a few more years of hardcore research, I wrote a book about Elgin Trench Watches of The Great War!
I drive pretty deep into dial styles and slight variations of those dials by chapter including the Star Dial Series, the BOLD Arabic Dials, the Shadow Box Dials and of course the RED 12's.
I also go into great detail about the GIANT size 6s Elgin Trench Watches, case grades, dial date stamps and some remarkable restoration work with lots of before and after shots.
Within the largest chapter of my book I discuss at length the crystal guards, aka the shrapnel guards, this is probably my favorite chapter!
I include a rarity scale for Elgin Trench Watches with pricing and some great little odds & ends at the end, some things that you might have always been curious about are answered.
About 440 pictures and over 200 Elgin Trench Watches are in this action packed read from your common Elgin Trench Watches up to the extremely rare Elgins!
Some of the rarest and most desirable WWI Trench Watches on the planet are in fact an ELGIN!
My publisher, Schiffer Publishing just put out a press release about "Elgin Trench Watches of The Great War" last week that includes what the front cover of the book will look like so it's no longer a secret!
Copies of "Elgin Trench Watches of The Great War" are not going to be available until around year's end, give or take a bit.
But, Amazon has already begun doing pre-sales which has in turn prompted me to do the same.
You can now place your order and buy "Elgin Trench Watches of The Great War" on my own web page.
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I would certainly appreciate you buying a copy directly from me rather than from Amazon if you are so inclined.
PLUS, if you purchase a copy from my web page your book will of course be personally signed by me!
It's always nice to have a signed copy!
Several forum members have already bought their copies and I can't thank them enough!